Philips Fidelio AS111 Docking Speaker Review

Nigel McConnachie

Nigel is a technology and gaming enthusiast, and ex-chef, who enjoys the outdoors, staying fit and leaping outside his comfort zone.

Philips have created four new models of Fidelio Docking Speakers specifically for Android smartphone users. I tried out the AS111, which at $169.95 is the cheapest of the models.

I was impressed with the quality sound that came out of the small compact unit. It sounded fantastic in our large living area, with great bass and clarity on a variety of types of music, from rock to pop to dubstep.  Its user friendly Bluetooth linking the unit and android phone really stood out for me though. It meant I could keep my phone in my pocket and still listen to the music for a good distance (the signal worked between walls for about 15 metres). The Bluetooth also had clock and alarm synchronisation - the clock on the dock set itself when it connected to my phone through Bluetooth.

Philips also have a couple of android apps that you can use with the dock – the Fidelio app, giving you access to thousands of radio stations worldwide, and Songbird, which allows you to sync and update your music.  The only con that I found with this dock is that to use the full potential of the Songbird features through the app you need to buy the full version of the app. But, at $3-4, it’s a con I can live with…

Overall, this Philips have created a fantastic speaker dock, and I’d recommend it for any Android user who isn’t planning on defecting to Apple any time soon.

Philips Fidelio Docking Speakers, AS111

RRP $169.95 

Specifications:

 - Bluetooth music streaming from Android powered device

 - Auto clock synchronisation with Android powered phone

 - Soft glow nightlight

 
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  • CORTEX says
    Well...doen.. Philips, fantastic speaker dock.... Awsome!
  • That looks so sleek . have to put this as a hint to my partner as a good xmas gift.
  • supabowl says
    Nice to see some docks for andoird phones instead of just iphones
  • carole says
    yes what a great little gadget for the techy fella for xmas, very interesting article and somewhat impressed by it all.
  • Matthew says
    Looks like yet another gadget that we're told we must have.
  • theresa says
    Keen to get this
  • JohnGx says
    I seriously don't get the point of these kind of units. Overloading an android phone with bluetooth streaming when a usb drive could do the same seems a bit of a wasted effort for the phone!

    Would be fine for a charging dock with extra alarm oomph/sound but other than that, I can't see much use for the average user. More gimicky than anything IMO.
  • Josh says
    Yeah buddy, add this to the Christmas wish list!!
  • skoota681 says
    Looks like a great device I'm putting it on my Xmas wish list
  • HairToday says
    Speaker docks are proliferating at an ALARMING rate- especially those with a clock- great to wake up to a blast of "Nymphetamine" from Cradle Of Filth. Plenty of styles and qualities to suit your budget and your decor.

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